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LAGOS: FIFA president Gianni Infantino insisted on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) that Russia is ready to host the World Cup later this year, despite reports that several stadiums have failed to meet completion deadlines. Russia will host the World Cup from June 14 to July 15 across 11 cities. “Russia…

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GlobalPort rallied down the stretch to rout Kia, 108-91, on Wednesday to boost its playoff hopes in the Philippine Basketball Association Season 43 Philippine Cup at the Araneta Coliseum. Stanley Pringle, Sean Anthony and rookie Julian Sargent joined forces in the last quarter to help the Batang Pier bounce back…

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GANGNEUNG, South Korea: The joint Korean women’s ice hockey team ended their historic Olympic run Tuesday with a crushing 6-1 defeat to Sweden but still received an emotional standing ovation from the crowd. The team was hastily assembled following a landmark deal between South and North Korea only a few…

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Che’Lu Bar & Grill-San Sebastian College routed Go For Gold-College of St. Benilde, 87-65, in the Philippine Basketball Association Developmental League (PBA D-League) Aspirants’ Cup 2018 on Tuesday at the Marikina Sports Center. The Revellers rode on a scoring surge through the last two quarters en route to posting their…

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GlobalPort, Phoenix and Blackwater are battling to stay in the race for a slot in the eight-team quarterfinals as they face their respective rivals today in the Philippine Basketball Association Season 43 Philippine Cup at the Araneta Coliseum. The Batang Pier will face Kia in the first game at 4:30…

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Did he? That is, that he failed to establish himself as an “active” member of the General Assembly of the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC). Such alleged failure on the part of boxing boss Ricky Vargas could disqualify him yet again from running against incumbent POC president Jose Cojuangco in this…

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Rio Olympics sil­-ver me­dalist Hidi­-lyn Diaz expressed her frustration over the ongoing leadership crisis in the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC). “I’m speaking as an athlete. We are the one who compete overseas, we are the ones who train everyday and we are doing our best to win,” said Diaz, 27, in…

UAAP VOLLEYBALL

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Reigning champion De La Salle University hopes to get back on track when it battles University of the East (UE) in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament today at The Arena in San Juan City. The Lady Spikers are expected to vent their…

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Cancer survivor and former mixed martial arts fighter Luisito “Louie” Sangalang is ready to test his toughness anew in the FWD North Pole Marathon 2018 on April 9. Sangalang, 40, will be joining runners from Hong Kong, Indonesia, Vietnam, Japan and Singapore in traversing the 42-kilometer path at -30 degrees…

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Four Philippine Swimming League (PSL) tankers led by Aishel Cid Evangelista and Denise Ruth Sula bagged the Most Outstanding Swimmer awards in the 2018 Thanyapura Swimming Championships held at the Thanyapura Swimming Pool in Phuket, Thailand. Evangelista, a West Manila Christian School student, copped five gold and one silver medals…

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